Jennie Lin


Jennie Lin is a Legal Editor in estate planning at Nolo. She writes for and other sites in the Nolo Network and edits a variety of Nolo books. 

Legal career. Previously, Jennie was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, where she worked in several practice areas before settling into international arbitration. She has also interned at a state attorney general's office, the Housing Law Clinic at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services

Education. Jennie holds a BA from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Writing career. Jennie has also worked as a writer/editor for the last decade. She has written for companies and publications including Yahoo!, Kimpton Hotels, The New York Times, and She is thrilled to be working at Nolo in a rare position that allows her to utilize her expertise in both law and writing on a daily basis. She finds it especially rewarding to work in estate planning—an area of law that is applicable to pretty much everyone—and to help make the legal system just a touch more approachable.

Articles By Jennie Lin

State Estate Taxes
Even an estate that doesn't owe a federal death tax might still owe a state death tax.
When Will Medicaid Pay for a Nursing Home or Assisted Living?
Here's an introduction to Medicaid's complicated rules on eligibility for nursing homes, assisted living, and home health care.
Inheritance Tax: Which States Have It and How It Works
Only six (soon to be five) states still impose an inheritance tax.
Long-Term Care Insurance: The Risks and Benefits
Is long-term care (LTC) insurance, also known as nursing home insurance, a good investment? Here's how to decide, and what to look for in an LTC insurance policy.
Probate Shortcuts in California
California offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for inheritors to collect property left by a person who has died.
About Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Forms
A POLST form helps you get the end-of-life treatment you want. Find out more about POLST, POST, MOLST, and MOST forms in your state.
Hawaii Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5.49 million, your estate might owe Hawaii estate tax.
Washington Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $2.193 million when you die, your estate might owe Washington estate tax.
Maryland Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5 million, your estate might owe Maryland estate tax.
Maine Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $6.01 million, your estate might owe Maine estate tax.